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Formulas > Pastel Pink & Purple Balayage Blend
April 24, 2018

Pastel Pink & Purple Balayage Blend

By Melannie Millan

  • Natural Level:

    Virgin Level 6 with natural sun-kissed blonde where the hair has aged. 

  • Formula A:

    Goldwell Silklift High Performance Lightener + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B:

    1 tube of PRAVANA ChromaSilk PASTELS Lilac + 3 inches of PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Wild Orchid + a dot of ChromaSilk VIVIDS Violet

  • Formula C:

    Equal parts Joico Color Intensity Confetti Collection Peach + Rose + 5 inches of Joico Color Intensity Metallic Muse Bronze

When a client with virgin hair finally gives you free reign to color her locks, you need to deliver a super on-trend masterpiece that’ll make her question why she waited so long to experiment with color in the first place. So when this client was ready for something new, Melannie Millan (@melanniemillan) opted for a balayage technique to transform her client’s mousy brunette ‘do into the ultimate pastel pink and purple blend. Keep reading to find out how she did it!

 

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Who Did It

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural Level:

    Virgin Level 6 with natural sun-kissed blonde where the hair has aged. 

  • Formula A:

    Goldwell Silklift High Performance Lightener + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B:

    1 tube of PRAVANA ChromaSilk PASTELS Lilac + 3 inches of PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Wild Orchid + a dot of ChromaSilk VIVIDS Violet

  • Formula C:

    Equal parts Joico Color Intensity Confetti Collection Peach + Rose + 5 inches of Joico Color Intensity Metallic Muse Bronze

FORMULA STEPS

Before

 

1. Section the hair into three sections using her natural parting from the apex to the mastoid behind the ears. The back of the head is its own section. 

 

2. Then, take 3-inch V-shaped subsections and balayage with Formula A starting at the nape and moving up toward the occipital bone. Place each subsection in cellophane to let the hair incubate with very little natural heat.

 

3. Once you reach the crown area, continue using Formula A but switch to a free hand-paint technique in favor of the hair’s natural fall. Process for 45 minutes or until her hair is lifted to a pale yellow Level 9.

 

4. Shampoo, then towel-dry until the hair is 60 percent dry so the fashion tones can latch on better.

 

5. Then, alternate applying Formulas B and C throughout the hair. “I did find that Formula B was not pigmented enough so I kept adding small dots of both Wild Orchid and Violet until the pigment was obvious on the hair,” shares Melannie.

 

6. Rinse with cold water, then prep her hair with Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray and Oribe Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream.

 

7. Then, blow-dry with a round brush and create big red carpet curls with a 1½-inch curling iron. Let the hair cool, then gently brush out the curls from roots to ends using a fine-tooth comb.